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Met Office still monitoring system; tropical wave on Sunday.

Met Office still monitoring system; tropical wave on Sunday.

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The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) is continuing to closely monitor the progress of a tropical wave located near 37W or some 2 475KM (1 540 miles) east of Barbados at 5 p.m.

The system has remained disorganised throughout the day as it lacked deep convection near or around the centre. Since this morning’s statement, the system has been tracking westward near 15 mph (24km/h) and this general westward to slightly north of westward motion, with an increase in forward speed around Monday, is expected.

Some slow development is expected over the next few days and a tropical depression could form sometime early or by the middle of next week.

Regardless of development, BMS is urging the public to be ready and to remain on the alert for messages from this department and the Department of Emergency Management over this weekend and in particular on Monday.

Marine, excess rainfall, severe thunderstorm and wind alerts remain elevated to yellow level for Tuesday. This basically means that the public should be aware that there is the possibility of hazardous weather conditions in the next few days.

A tropical wave will also bring some showers and possible isolated thunderstorms on Sunday. (PR/SAT)